Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp

 Maryville College - Maryville TN
502 East Lamar Alexander PKWY
Maryville, TN 37804

The Big 25th Annual "Best Acoustic Kamp" in the World!

We are closely monitoring updates to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as it relates to our community of artists, staff, and audiences. The welfare of these groups is our top priority and we will continue to comply with the instructions and recommendations of civil authorities and health organizations. At this time, preparations for the Kamp are continuing as planned. We remain poised to take swift action should it become necessary.

Health and safety remain paramount and will always be the deciding factor.
We are taking an active day-by-day approach and planning accordingly.

We recommended all those booking flights to be mindful of airline cancellation policies and consider flight insurance.
We advise staying up-to-date with, and following, any CDC and health department guidelines and directives.

Students with additional concerns are encouraged to get in touch with our office at 865-982-3808 or email

Cancellation policy has shifted to May 21. Register Safely and feel secure knowing that either way we have to go for 2020, we have a plan.

June 14-20, 2020: Old Time and Traditional Week

Old Time Banjo, Old Time Mandolin, Mountain Dulcimer, Flatpicking, Fingerpicking, Irish Fiddle, Celtic Guitar, Traditional and Old Time Rhythm Guitar, Old Time Fiddle, Old Time Mandolin, Hammered Dulcimer and Old Time Singing and Harmony

See Faculty

June 21-27, 2020: Bluegrass Week

Flatpicking, Bluegrass Banjo, Bluegrass Fiddle, Mandolin, Songwriting, Swing and Western Swing Rhythm Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Bluegrass Vocals, Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar and Dobro ™

See Faculty

If you have already registered, and made a PARTIAL PAYMENT,
you can click here to pay off your balance Make a Payment

Download The 2020 Kamp Brochure

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Download the 2020 Registration Form

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Join us for Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Concert Series
10 Nights of Concerts open to the Public
Alumni Gym - Maryville College

See the Concert Schedule HERE Soon

Download the Concert Poster HERE Soon

Reader's Choice AWARD WINNERS since 2002!

Thank you for your interest in our Acoustic Kamp Series. Our special Kamps are designed to gather musicians of all levels from around the globe with common goals-learning, playing, eating and sleeping music. Whether you are a beginner's beginner or a seasoned professional, each Kamp's classes and activities will inspire and challenge you. Our intent is to maintain a non-competitive, learning atmosphere that will encourage you to grow musically and seek out new ways of playing your instrument.

Steve Kaufman has put together the strongest team of Guitar, Bass, Old Time and Bluegrass Fiddle, Dobro ™, Old Time and Bluegrass Banjo, Songwriting and Vocals, Hammered and Mountain Dulcimer and Mandolin instructors the world has to offer. We feel it is the best organized, educationally beneficial, camaraderie based Kamp available.

People come from all over the world to share this experience. Everyone is nervous the first time at the Kamp - for about 15 minutes. Then they see all the love and joy and excitement around them. Everyone comes for one main purpose. To eat music, sleep music, dream music and play music! We hope you too will join us to experience this joy in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Acoustic Kamp Contact Information
If you would like a brochure mailed directly to you, just give us a shout and we will get one mailed or emailed right away.

To contact Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp write to us at: SKAK
PO Box 1020
Alcoa TN 37701

or call:
865-982-3808 Voice and Fax for quick questions.

Register Now - Click HERE or Download the PDF Registration Form HERE

Proudly Sponsored in Part by:

We are very grateful to each of our sponsors.

You can find them listed here and in the On-Line Brochure alphabetically.

Platinum Level

Collings Guitars

Down Home Guitars

Fishman Transducers

Gold Level

Black Diamond Strings
(Download a Coupon)

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Čapek Bluegrass & Jazz Instrument 

DR Strings


Heritage Instrument Insurance

Hoffee Carbon Fiber Cases

Huss and Dalton Guitars

Martin Guitars

Shubb Capos

Thompson Handmade Guitars

Peghead Nation

Rick Thum Dulcimers

Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop

Bronze Level

Acoustic Guitar Magazine

American Made Banjo Co

Bluegrass Connection

Blue Chip Picks

Blugrass Unlimited Magazine

Deering Banjos

D'Addario Strings

Dunlop Picks

GHS Strings

Homespun Tapes

Acoustic Kamp Announcements


This Year's Updates

New COVID-19 Cancelation Policy For 2020

Safety Is The Prime Concern. We Are All In A Holding Pattern So We Are Extending The Cancelation Policy From April 21 To May 21.